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Introduction

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Series of books on OpenSource software


After producing a book on 'how to produce and publish your own book using Scribus', I had taken up the task of writing a book on OpenOffice 4.x. Due to complaints from some German speaking guys at a Linux ralley somewhere in the Netherlands, this title was quickly edited to serve LibreOffice 4.x users as well.
So now we have two titles on sale in the Dutch language:

Ik wil met OpenOffice aan het werk

Ik wil met LibreOffice aan het werk

(I want to work with...)

Soon there will be a next new title dealing with the advanced use
of formulas & functions in Calc, which is used both in OpenOffice and LibreOffice. And there's more to come!
Of course the layout will be done in Scribus version 1.4.4.

Here [1] you can find the cover, originally designed in InDesign :-) by Hans Hollestelle from Kampen, The Netherlands.
(Some people still have to be persuaded into using OpenSource...)

I find Scribus 1.4.4 a fine program to use in OpenSource publishing in combination with one of the major
Dutch Printing On Demand firms, Scanlaser [2], beit that the interface could do with some improvements.
Eagerly awaiting version 1.5 because a little bird has made some promises regarding the interface...

Gerrit Bruijnes
gbr@ipaa.nl